About the Site and the Services it Provides
The CervixCheck website provides information on cervical cancer and screening, and allows invited users to create an account and order a self-sampling kit for cervical cancer screening mailed to their homes. Clients of CervixCheck will provide a self-collected sample for human papillomavirus (HPV) testing as way to screen for cervical cancer. If you need other health care services, you should see a physician or other qualified health care professional.
If you use the Site for cervical cancer screening, your results will become part of your medical record with your health care professional, the physician you indicated on your CervixCheck account. Testing through the Site is confidential but it is not anonymous. Your personal information and test result will be provided to your health care professional. If a high-risk type of HPV was detected from your sample, or if there was a problem with your samples or tests at the lab, you will be contacted by the clinic that referred you to CervixCheck, the physician you named on your account, or an authorized CervixCheck team member by phone or email to discuss your results. If your results show you have HPV the physician you named on your CervixCheck account or a CervixCheck team member will discuss follow-up recommendations with you.
If you have concerns about your medical condition or health, you should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care professional. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of information on the Site. Please consult with your physician or other qualified health care professional before making any decision regarding health care.
This Site is not intended to provide, and should not be used to obtain, emergency medical support. If you are having a medical or psychological emergency, call your physician or 911 or the British Columbia crisis centre (1-800-784-2433) immediately.
About Information that You Provide
We strongly encourage you to provide a valid phone number for your account, so that we may contact you as soon as possible if your screening results are positive or if there was a problem with your test at the lab. If you do not provide a phone number, it is your responsibility to follow up with your health care provider to get your results.
If you are eligible to participate, a screening kit will be mailed to the address you provided, which will contain a pre-populated lab form with your name, personal health number, and date of birth. Do not share your lab form or allow anyone else to use your cervical cancer screening kit.
Your account is for your personal use only. You must not allow anyone else to access or use your account. You are solely responsible and liable for all activity conducted through your account. You must immediately report to BC Cancer if you become aware of or reasonably suspect any security breach regarding your account.
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BC Cancer works hard to ensure that the information presented on the Site is as accurate as possible, and reflects available medical and scientific information. However, we do not guarantee or warrant the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or suitability of the information provided.
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